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2-010 Course
Successful Internal Evaluation
learning time
This self-paced course is approximately 9 hours of learning time.
Who is this for?
Early years teachers and leaders looking to develop skills for conducting effective internal evaluation processes.
skill level
This course is suitable for intermediate to experienced ECE teachers and leaders.
This in depth online course is designed to support effective internal evaluation of practice using Te Ara Poutama as a key frame of reference. Following an introduction and overview of internal evaluation in module one, the remainder of the course steps participants through each phase of an internal evaluation cycle in turn.

You will gain understanding of and confidence in implementing effective evaluation of practice that meets the expectations of external evaluators (ERO). A template for documenting your evaluation is also provided.

You will gain the best value from this course if you undertake an internal evaluation in your ECE service in conjunction with progressing through the modules. This approach would result in a completed internal evaluation by the end of the programme.
This course is for you if;

  • You want a clear framework for internal evaluation (including a template for documenting the process).
  • You want to know how to use Te Ara Poutama within internal evaluation.
  • You want to learn how to structure data informed, evidence based decision-making.
  • You want to build your confidence that you are meeting ERO’s expectations for effective evaluation.

Facilitated by Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
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About the Course Creator

Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

Here's what others have to say about this course  

Barbara was amazing in her explanations and took us through each phases. It was truly informational and interesting to listen to each videos. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work
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It has been great to hear about how to integrate all the new ERO documents/resources and how they relate to our current system and process. It has become clearer what is now expected by ERO which has helped me think about the tweaks needed - Wonderful thanks!
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Another very enjoyable PLD with Barbara that is full of lots of knowledge and information. It has given me a deeper understanding internal evaluation so that I can guide my team through. I am excited to get started on strengthening our internal evaluation processes with our new internal evaluation.
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